July 21, 2021
Home movers who are using the sale of their current home to finance the purchase of the new property, can sometimes find themselves in a broken property chain.
A bridging loan can ensure there’s no disruption to the chain, with the bridge used to purchase the new property.
Once the original property has been sold the funds from that sale will be used to exit the bridging loan. This is the most common use of bridging finance.
The speed at which bridging finance can be arranged is particularly useful when buying properties at an auction.
The full price of an auction purchase is required within 28 days, it is extremely unlikely that the purchaser will be able to arrange a mortgage within that time frame.
A bridging loan will allow the auction sale to be completed, providing the buyer the time needed to arrange a mortgage.
There are many reasons why a business can experience cash flow problems, such as outstanding invoices or upfront expenses to cover.
A bridging loan enables the business to quickly access funds, without disruption to the day-to-day running.
Properties that are run down are usually considered unsuitable for a mortgage maybe because there is no kitchen, bathroom or running water.
A bridging loan can be secured against the property, allowing the owner to purchase the property and undertake the necessary work to make the property habitable.
The property can then be sold or refinanced with a traditional or buy-to-let mortgage.
A bridging loan can be used to finance the work required to remove knotweed from a property.
Many lenders will decline finance or withhold an offer until the Japanese knotweed has been removed as it can damage building foundations, drainage systems, and walls.
Some businesses may choose to use a bridging loan to pay a tax bill that is larger than they were expecting and that they are unable to pay within the required timeframe.
This allows the business to pay immediately, avoiding a late payment fine.
When a developer reaches the end of the terms set out in their development finance, they will be required to repay the loan in full to the lender.
If the development hasn’t been sold, then bridging finance can provide developers with some much-needed time to repay the lender and before focusing on the sale of the development.
To avoid a property being repossessed, the property owner may decide to use a bridging loan to pay off the debt; enabling the owner to retain control of the property and sell on their own terms.
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